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Calcium sulfate

EC / List no.: 231-900-3

CAS no.: 7778-18-9

Mol. formula: CaO4S

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According to the notifications provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations no hazards have been classified.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 000+ tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles, machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines) and electrical batteries and accumulators.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material), paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper), rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, toys), leather (e.g. gloves, shoes, purses, furniture), metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys), plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones) and fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys).
This substance is intended to be released from scented: clothes, eraser, paper products, CDs and toys.
This substance is intended to be released from: packaging material for metal parts (releasing grease/corrosion inhibitors).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining, building & construction work and formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement) and pulp, paper and paper products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Uses at industrial sites

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. This substance is used in the following areas: mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement), pulp, paper and paper products and food products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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